1.As early as 100 B.C., during the Han Dynasty, Chinese
traders were transporting goods along the Silk Road. Under the Tang Dynasty in
the eighth and ninth centuries, trade along the Silk Road reached its height.
Describe the importance of the Silk Road in the exchange of goods and ideas
during this time. Your description should include examples of some of the goods
and ideas that moved along the Silk Road and the direction in which they
2.During the Middle Ages, the church heavily influenced
medieval society. Describe this influence and explain the reasons for it.